Senior awarded prestigious Baggett Fellowship
An MSU Honors College senior, majoring in linguistics and neuroscience, has been awarded a prestigious Baggett Fellowship.
Supernovas help ‘clean’ galaxies
Supernovas just might be the cleaning service of the universe. MSU-led research finds that these explosions that mark the end of a star’s life work hand-in-hand with supermassive black holes to sweep out gas and shut down galaxies’ star-forming factories.View story photos
MSU’s Adami to be featured on Science Channel
MSU researcher Chris Adami, professor in the College of Natural Science, will be featured in an episode of Science Channel’s Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. The episode premieres Wednesday, May 27 at 10pm.View story photos
Randolph Rasch recommended as new nursing dean at MSU
Randolph Rasch, currently a professor and previous department chairperson in the School of Nursing at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is being recommended as the new dean of the MSU College of Nursing.View story photos
MSU professor to serve as founding editor for science journal
MSU professor Patricia Soranno was named founding editor-in-chief of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography’s new journal, Limnology and Oceanography Letters.View story photos
MSU High 5: May 21, 2015
Here's today's MSU High 5 – a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
Two new Beckman Scholars
Two MSU College of Natural Science students have been named 2015-16 Beckman Scholars -Sanna Fraleigh, a physiology sophomore from Ann Arbor and Kiera Fisher, a biomedical laboratory science junior from Kalkaska.View story photos
Rebecca Carlson: What else is in store?
When I started out at Michigan State, I didn't feel that different from most other students. I had a general idea that I liked science and I was excited to do research through the Professorial Assistant Program, but I didn't yet have a precise long-term goal in mind or a detailed plan of how to get there.View story photos
Online safety: If you want something done right, do it yourself
When it comes to keeping online information safe from hackers and other criminals, it’s up to the individual user to keep his or her data secure. The end-user is often the “weakest link” in the Internet safety chain, said Saleem Alhabash, an MSU faculty member who is part of a team that researches ways of making the Web safer for its users.View story photos
I got nothing
I got nothing. I’m tapped out, dried up and without an original thought in my head. For the past two years, I’ve sat down at my computer every week (except two) to bang out an editor’s note that projects some sort of theme and ties current features together. I’ve written 102 of them about everything from commencement and research to chocolate and falling out of my chair. Some weeks are more challenging than others (like connecting jelly beans, math, medical school and a nun) but I’ve always managed to pull together something that (hopefully) makes sense — until now. Maybe I’m tired or overworked. Maybe I can’t focus because my office is currently a chilly 60 degrees. Maybe I need a vacation. Or chocolate. Whatever the case, I’m out. Consider this my Seinfeld edition — a column about nothing. Somehow I’ve lost my focus and my thoughts are all scattered. I’m not sure what to blame, but I’m sure I’ll think of something. Maybe it was the fact that I got stung by a wasp this weekend and was left with a swollen, itchy finger. A few years ago I had my first localized allergic reaction and was horrified to find out that you actually get MORE allergic each time you're stung — and that was two stings ago. I’m well on my way to an epipen, I’m sure. I have a colleague who says he’s never been stung. How is that even possible?View story photos